Book Study

A book study is an effective form of professional learning because new learning can be immediately applied in the home, or classroom. Here at Lost Sparrows, we have found great joy and learning in the books and materials we have read over the years. In our new book study, participants will be involved in multiple sessions over 6 weeks, where there will be continuous discussion around relevant topics introduced in the book. This book study should help anyone that works with children to better understand behaviors, and develop specific strategies for improving our relationships.

All meetings will be virtual over Zoom. Each author will be joining us for the last scheduled meeting to answer questions from participants.

From Fear to Love
Bryan Post

Bryan Post speaks to parents about the challenges they face when dealing with behaviors that are often present for adopted, foster and many diagnosed (ADD, RAD, ODD, Autism Spectrum) children. He helps parents and professionals with a radical new understanding of the impact of early life trauma and the impact of interruptions in the attachment process. In his compassion for parents and children, he offers hope and solutions for the challenges families face. Many parents of adopted children express their fear not only for their child’s present behaviors, but for what will become of them in the future. Bryan’s straightforward, truly love based, family-centered, clear-cut approach has created peace and healing for hundreds of families; families who once operated in fear are now experiencing love.


About the author

Bryan Post, an adopted and former foster child, is one of America’s foremost child nehavior and adoption experts and founder of the Post Institute. A renowned clinician, lecturer, and best-selling author of From Fear to Love, The Great Behavior Breakdown and ten other books, and more than 100 video and audio programs, Bryan has traveled throughout the world providing expert treatment and consultation to a variety of groups. An internationally recognized specialist in the treatment of emotional and behavioral disturbance, Bryan specializes in a love-based treatment approach that focuses on developing a deeper understanding of trauma, stress and fear and how they rule our lives. He counters this by offering an enlightening perspective on the all-encompassing power of love to bring us peace and healing.

We are very excited to be able to offer this book study this fall. For attendees of our conference, you will receive your free copy of Bryan Post’s book at the conference. For anyone joining us that did not attend the conference, you can order a copy of From Fear to Love.

We will have three virtual meetings over Zoom from October to November. The dates for each meeting are listed below. Bryan will be joining us for our third meeting to answer questions about the content of his book.

  • October 5 @ 7:30 pm ET
  • October 25 @ 7:30 pm ET
  • November 8 @ 7:30 pm ET with Bryan Post

It may be possible to get continuing education credits, or training hours, from your licensing agency or employer for the book study.

Register for the From Fear to Love book study
The Power of a Teacher
Dr. Adam Sáenz

Whether you are searching for a reason to believe or you just need a hope-filled reminder, the bottom line is that you do have tremendous power to make a difference. Dr. Sáenz' The Power of a Teacher is the result of years of research and professional development conducted in school districts nationwide. Between the covers of this book you will find unique encouragement and an accessible wellness guide designed specifically for teachers to nurture peak-experience teaching. In The Power of a Teacher you will:

– Develop wellbeing! Take Dr. Sáenz' 50-item Teacher Wellness Inventory to identify strengths and weaknesses in the occupational, emotional, financial, spiritual and physical areas of your life. Each chapter is loaded with practical action steps to increase your wellbeing.

– Get connected! The Power of a Teacher is filled with discussion questions to create interaction and dialogue between you and your colleagues. Build the support and accountability you need to live and teach well.

– Be inspired! Read the stories of real people whose lives were changed by real teachers.


About the author

Dr. Adam Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University as a United States Department of Education doctoral fellow. He completed his predoctoral clinical training under a fellowship appointment to Harvard Medical School, and he has a post-doctorate in clinical psychology from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Sáenz also earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation with residency at Christ Church college of Oxford University.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Applied EQ Group, the counseling and assessment clinic he founded in 2003.

Dr. Sáenz and his wife, Kim, have been married 25 years, and they have four adult children: Alisa, Mya, Isaiah, and Andrew.

We are very excited to be able to offer this book study this fall. For attendees of our conference, you will receive your free copy of Dr. Sáenz’ book at the conference. For anyone joining us that did not attend the conference, you can order a copy of The Power of a Teacher.

We will have three virtual meetings over Zoom from October to November. The dates for each meeting are listed below. Dr. Sáenz will be joining us for our third meeting to answer questions about the content of his book.

  • October 6 @ 7:30 pm ET
  • October 26 @ 7:30 pm ET
  • November 9 @ 7:30 pm ET with Dr. Adam Sáenz

It may be possible to get continuing education credits, or training hours, from your licensing agency or employer for the book study.

Register for the Power of a Teacher book study
Thank you to United Way for sponsoring this book study!